Back in the Box Competition

Name of Contest:
Back in the Box Competition

Sponsoring Organization:
Fernleif Productions

Douglas Neff

10061 Riverside Dr, #495, Toluca Lake, CA 91602




Purpose of Contest:
Fernleif Productions is always working to give new and emerging talent a chance to showcase their work. Many writers and film makers never get the opportunity to have their creations brought to life or viewed by a mass audience, and this competition helps them fulfill that vision.

Number of years this contest has been running:

December 15th

Entry Fees:
Various depending on deadline

Kinds of scripts accepted (i.e. Teleplays, features, MOWs):
Shorts, Features, Teleplays, Stage Plays


Description of Prizes:
Fernleif Favorite – Overall best in competition $1,000
Category Favorite – Best entry in each category $250

Readers and Judges:
Readers – Various Industry and studio readers
Judges – Various Directors and Producers depending on Genre and Length

Success Stories:
Back in the Box will make a production or co-production offer to the winners in each category.
Co-production offers are extended to the top ten in each category.
Several past winners and runner-ups have either been produced already, or are currently in production

Please take a moment to describe why you feel your contest is best able to help writers break into the industry.
Since this is a “Visual” industry, many writers are not able to show their talents because they are not able to get their films produced. By making a production or co-production deal available to the writers, they are actually able to bring their words to life on the screen.